Lights on September 11th, with me and the child atop an adjacent roof deck
It’s so fun to get away from the farm! Quite hilariously, everyone we saw suggested completely non-urban things to see: the High Line, Governors’ Island (free ferry), Central Park. No, we insisted: we need dirty sidewalks and jostling people and street vendors and no nature, thanks. Other than the fact that it. rained. every. single. day, mostly all day, we had a good time. Tom’s show was fun. It runs until October 10th, so go see it!
(The above picture: there’s a memorial held about 5 blocks south of the World Trade Center site atop a parking garage. It’s pretty moving, as the columns really do look like the original buildings, albeit lots skinnier and taller. Our friends invited us for dinner that evening; they live in Battery Park City facing this site. And: it stopped raining long enough for us to go up to the roof to see it.)
Girl with bag of booty on the TKTS stair
The one crummy thing about constant rain is that short people like a certain five-year-old I know will not be able to stay dry under a parent-held umbrella. One trip to the Hello Kitty store in Times Square rectified this: a nice bright yellow poncho kept her nice and dry.